Macular degeneration causes loss of central detailed vision. It is more common with aging. The “dry” form of AMD occurs early and may progress to the more damaging “wet” form of AMD. A healthy lifestyle may lower the risk. Early detection with regular dilated eye exams may help minimize vision loss. If dry AMD progresses to wet AMD, new drugs can slow, stop, or reverse vision loss.
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